NortonLifeLock and Save the Children help on-line security training for kids in susceptible communities
Northampton, MA –News Direct– NortonLifeLock
By Siddhartha Pande | Head – Programme Management (Child Protection) at Save the Children India
More and extra of life is shifting on-line. This is particularly true for kids, who digitally play, chat, be taught, create, and extra. As kids’s’ web utilization will increase, the chance of cybercrime additionally will increase. Cybercrime focusing on kids spiked 261% amid the primary pandemic-induced lockdown in India, with the most typical cybercrimes towards kids being on-line stalking, in accordance to information collated by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).
NortonLifeLock proudly companions with Save the Children in India, the group I work for. NortonLifeLock helps our “Creating a Safe and Enabling Experience for Children Online” program in the Thiruvallur district of Tamil Nadu and the Maharashtra district in Pune with grant of greater than $150,000 USD. Save the Children is India’s main unbiased youngster rights nonprofit, engaged on the bottom with tens of millions of kids, whereas offering a wholesome begin and championing the concept of limitless risk.
Children want on-line security training to defend them from hurt. Save the Children helps kids from susceptible and impoverished communities in 50 faculties entry expertise for training help. NortonLifeLock’s grant helps these efforts by equipping these kids with digital literacy and on-line security training. This helps give every scholar a possibility to higher attain their potential in a world that’s quick turning into tech-dependent.
In 2021, by way of this partnership, we offered on-line security training for greater than 9,400 kids by way of a particularly designed curriculum, that together with making Cyber Safety posters (proven above). In addition, dad and mom and academics have been made conscious of the dangers that kids are uncovered to on-line, with coaching periods accomplished for academics throughout 50 faculties in Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. Save the Children generated consciousness in the neighborhood by way of a Cyber Safety targeted caravan (proven above) together with a jingle tune to assist individuals keep in mind ideas to keep secure on-line.
Save the Children Digital Cyber Safety Campaign
In January 2022, Save the Children launched an Instagram marketing campaign, #BeDigiSmart, with an engagement of over 100,000 customers in the primary month alone. We held a avenue play on Cyber Safety for kids in rural communities (proven above), created posters, leaflets, wall work, jingles, and despatched voice SMS texts to kids to educate them on Cyber Safety. Of the posters, Mr. Waghmare, Master Trainer Teacher at Zila Parishad Primary School (ZPPS) Naigaon, in Haveli, Pune, stated, “Through these posters children and their family members and friends can protect themselves from online risks and threats. The posters not only generated curiosity about online risks and threats but has also helped in generating discussion on the issues of online safety among children.”
More than 1 million extra adults and kids have been made conscious of on-line security due to these mixed efforts. Of the initiatives, Dagdu G Hake, Police Inspector with the Pune Cyber Police Station stated, (*1*)
Cyber Safety training offers college students with the data and expertise they want to keep secure on-line. We are excited to proceed to present digital entry and Cyber Safety training, particularly to those that want it essentially the most.
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